Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor Announces New Solo Album, Shares Video for “Beautiful Thing”

Beautiful Thing Due Out April 20 on Domino

Feb 20, 2018
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Hot Chip founding member/lead vocalist Alexis Taylor has announced a new solo album, Beautiful Thing, and shared a video for its title track. Beautiful Thing is due out April 20 via Domino. Check out the "Beautiful Thing" video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art.

Unlike 2016's Piano, which was a solo piano affair (and was accompanied by 2017's Life With(out) Piano), Beautiful Thing is more in line with his electronic work with Hot Chip. Tim Goldsworthy (of the labels Mo Wax and DFA, as well as the band UNKLE) produced the album, marking the first time Taylor has worked with an outside producer on a solo album (this is his fourth solo full-length). Edwin Burdis directed the mysterious "Beautiful Thing" video, which intercuts between Taylor walking around with a briefcase and a woman walking and dancing around country roads.

A press release describes the song as such: "With 'Beautiful Thing,' Alexis combines experimental, clattering noises with crazed, disco lavishness and bug-eyed acid house momentum to create something giddy and glorious." 

The press release also describes the album as such: "The upcoming record is a bold and confident step forward for Alexis both sonically and in terms of his songwriting abilities. It has electronic thrills, dark spaces, memories of dancefloors, heartfelt writing; it's composed, it's improvised, it's accidental, it's strange, but it's also very immediate. It is a beautiful thing itself: a moving, modern and unique sounding long-player, to get lost in on repeated deep listens."

Beautiful Thing Tracklist:

1. Dreaming Another Life
2. Beautiful Thing
3. Deep Cut
4. Roll on Blank Tapes
5. Suspicious of Me
6. A Hit Song
7. Oh Baby
8. There's Nothing To Hide
9. I Feel You
10. Out of Time

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February 20th 2018
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